by Kevin Henkes

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Go back to school with Kevin Henkes and his classic picture book Chrysanthemum.

This NOOK Kids Read and Play book features narration, animation and interactivity. Kids can choose to hear the story read aloud and play activities on select pages of the book. Animations replay with a simple tap. Plus, kids can tap to enlarge text and pinch & stretch to zoom in on pictures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062080196
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 364,993
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.


Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Chrysanthemum 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 149 reviews.
Elena Anderson More than 1 year ago
I love this book I must have read it a hundred times! It is a great book and very amusing for children.
Tracy Thomas More than 1 year ago
Even my six year old son liked this book. It a nice example on how sometimes kids can be mean and how it doesn't take much to change their minds!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my ABSOLUTE favorite book when I was a kid. I read it over and over. I HIGHLY recommend getting this for your child, and if you are a child, READ IT! It's sooo cute & entertaining, but also, I think it teaches a pretty good lesson.
E Gordon More than 1 year ago
This book is a sweet read that kids love, while showing teaching them about being different in a simple plot. Kids grasp that Chrysanthemum only dislikes her name because of bullies and that she can do nothing to change her name. This shows the real problem lies in the bullying. Kids easily understand the moral and love the happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my six yr old sister got this book in the mail, I fell in love. I love weird names and Chrysanthemum is the best. The book teaches a great lesson on accepting your differences and loving yourself. And it's really cute too! Great for anyone to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book chysanthimum w is a very good book indeed. There are 4 activities throughout the book. They include tapping on mrs. Twinkle to hear her sing, decorating the page with chysanthamums, drawing in the dirt and some fun triva on the the classes names. There are fun animations in the pictures along with sound effects in wich you can hit again to hear it again. Very fun. Narration is not annoying in my opinon.
basson_mommy12 More than 1 year ago
All of us have felt nervous about the first day of school: will the other kids like me? Will my teacher be nice? Enter Chrysanthemum, the mouse with a beautiful name picked especially for her by her loving parents. Unfortunately, the other kids at school don't think her name is so beautiful and Chrysanthemum has a crisis of identity. Oh, why can't she have a simpler name? Chrysanthemum is a delight for all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes talks about a mouse who had always loved and appreciated her name, Chrysanthemum, until she goes to school and everyone makes fun of her name. Her parents ensure her that her name is beautiful and special, but students at her school say otherwise. Finally, when they meet their music teacher whose name is a flower name and learn that their teacher¿s baby will be named Chrysanthemum, they stop mocking her and she feels very proud of her name. With this book, the teacher can teach the concepts of self-esteem and acceptance. In addition, the concepts of print, sense of story and sequencing, vocabulary and background knowledge can be taught through this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! This is a fantastic read for people of ALL ages, whether your reading level is college, or you cant even read yet and your parents read it to you. Fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it so much as a 13 year old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have always loved this story and nook did an excellent job bringing it to life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorite books! I love it and i think everybody should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think its a great learning book because it teaches kids that its wrong to bully and how it makes people feel so your kids will love it because it teaches them not to do it and how it makes other people feel so it lets it make kids just think about their actions and how it makes other kids feel and to stop doing it if they are so im just helping anyone out there if u know if your kids are getting bullied or are bullying someone
Mom-and-Me More than 1 year ago
This is one of our favorite stories. Being unique is a good thing. The story is wonderful and the illustrations are terrific. This is highly recommended by our family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book its GREAT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chrysthmum is a awesome book. It's about the kids at school laugh at her because she has a loooong name.Then the muisc teacher made her feel beter because she was pregnt and she said she would name it chrysnthmum. By, Lizzle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book alot when I was little" Its an all time favorite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story and lesson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my Nook Tablet. After I locked the page configuration, by tilting it and clicking on the on the key lock icon in the bottom corner. Also, you can increase the size of the pages, check the manual for directions. It is a charming book about a cute little mouse with a big name. The drawings are really sweet. There are a lot of words and pictures. The book has a womderful lesson about loving your name and yourself, regardless of what bullies at school may say. At the end, the young mouse has renewed her self confidence. Highly recommend for young children. It is also enjoyable for parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chrysanthemum is an awesome book! I almost read this book all the time at night! My mom reads it to me all the time at night. I love it. My favorite part is when they change their names. My favorite name was Lily of the Valley.
JanetB2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sweet fantasy story about a little mouse with a long name. Chrysanthemum learns that being different is okay. This story is perfect for reading and discussions about how everyone is different, but unique in their own right.
mbberg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Chrysanthemum. I thought the story had a good message of teaching children to respect and embrace each other's differences. I also thought it helped to boost children's self essteem who have unique qualities about themselves that they are ashamed or embarrassed of. Overall I loved the book!
KelleyRosenboom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I simply love books that encourage children to be themselves. There is so much pressure on kids to "grow up" and I think it is sad that we want to rush the most innocent and carefree days of their lives! The author takes us on the journey of not liking your name simply because of what others think. Finally, accepting herself for who she is and loving herself inspite of what others may think or say sends a message to kids to love everything about themselves no matter what. Another fantastic read!
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.